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Upcoming Retreats







Retreats at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center

(Located in Spokane, Washington)


Lenten Silent Day of Prayer: Thursday, March 1, 2018; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Lenten Silent Day of Prayer Bishop Thomas A. Daly 


Women's Holy Week Retreat: March 26, 2018; 4:30 PM - March 28, 2018, 1:00 PM

Women's Holy Week Retreat Finding Our Wholeness in Holy Week Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ


Men's Holy Week Retreat: March 29, 2018; 4:30 PM - March 31, 2018, 1:00 PM

Men's Holy Week Retreat Find Your Wholeness in Holy Week Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ


Silent Day of Prayer: Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Silent Day of Prayer "Don't Stop Us from Dying with You!":The Spirituality of China's Martyr Saints Dr. Anthony Clark


24-Hour Cancer Retreat: July 13, 2018; 4:30 PM - July 14, 2018, 4:30 PM

24-Hour Cancer Retreat To See Another Sunrise: How to Survive and Thrive When Cancer Hits Jim Morrison 


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Retreats at the Monastery of St. Gertrude's

(Located in Cottonwood, Idaho)



A Watercolor Journey:  March 13-15, 2018; Tuesday 3:00 pm to Thursday 1:30 pm

Explore watercolor painting with step-by-step instructions on the use of color and light and capturing mood and emotion. Paint with confidence and trust God in the flowing of color in your life. For beginning to intermediate painters. All supplies provided. Facilitator: Pearl Maxner. Suggested donation: $245 single / $195 each shared


Sacred Celtic Landscapes, God’s Evolving Message of Love:   March 16-18, 2018; Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

We will discover the ancient spiritual, symbolic and mythological significance of sacred sites of the British Isles and explore how we can renew our lapsed relationship with the sacred landscape, allowing it to awaken a sense of wonder and a yearning to embrace God’s evolving message of love. Facilitator: Mary Lonergan, OSF. Suggested donation: $220 single / $170 each shared


Centering Prayer Intensive:  April 9-15, 2018; Monday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

Deepen your spiritual life by enhancing your centering prayer practice through this intensive weeklong retreat in our quiet, transformative setting. Previous centering prayer experience required. Facilitators: Darlyne Pape and Donna Kreiensieck. Suggested donation: $535


Zentangle, Creating Art and Well-Being:  April 16-18, 2018; Monday 7:30 pm to Wednesday 1:30 pm

Learn to enhance your mindfulness, relaxation and well-being with Zentangle, an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. No artistic experience necessary; supplies included. Facilitator: Sara Zeintek, Certified Zentangle Teacher. Suggested donation: $235 single / $185 each shared


A Woman’s Call to Spirituality, Emerging Faith in Our Daily Walk:  May 18-20, 2018; Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

Join a circle of women as we discover emerging faith through scripture, song, poetry, and our own lives. How does faith come to life for each of us in our daily walk and help us make a difference in our corner of the world? Faciliator: Jeanette Von Herman, OSB. Suggested donation: $220 single / $170 each shared


Hearts on Fire, The Medieval Mystics and Their Spirituality:  May 25-27, 2018; Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

Hildegard of Bingen, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Gertrud of Helfta and Julian of Norwich were all monastic women who experienced God as visionaries and/or mystics and serve as powerful teachers for a loving relationship with God. Through an introduction to mysticism and examination of the writings of these mystics, we will reflect on our own relationships with God. Facilitator: Prioress Mary Forman, OSB. Suggested donation: $220 single / $170 each shared


Herbal Wisdom for Today:  May 31 – June 3, 2018; Thursday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

Discover what ancient herbal wisdom has to show us today. Learn how to identify and harvest herbs in order to make herbal teas and salve, as well as design and plant an herb garden to suit your own needs. Tools and materials provided. Come ready to hike, dig and get dirty! Facilitator: Carlotta Maria Fontes, OSB. Suggested donation: $260 single / $210 each shared


Come to the Quiet:  June 15-22, 2018; Friday 7:30 pm to Friday 1:30 pm

Come away for a silent, individually-directed retreat with optional faith sharing, creative expression, body prayer and ritual. Relax in God’s presence surrounded by a praying community. Facilitators: Lillian Englert, OSB, and team. Suggested donation: $535 single



Renew, reflect, and relax.  Pray with our monastic community; delight in God's gift of nature.  While you are at St. Gertrude's you can meet with a Spiritual Director, dine with the Sisters, schedule time at the Healing Center, and more!


The Spirit Center is a Ministry of the Sisters of St. Benedict of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, Idaho 


To register please visit or call 208-962-2000.